Mullins confirms Emery will be added to Champion Hurdle field

Eight-year-old impressed at Gowran on Saturday.

  • Sunday 16 February
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Cilaos Emery is to be supplemented for the Unibet Champion Hurdle following his victory at Gowran Park on Saturday.

The eight-year-old’s easy win in the Grade Three Red Mills Trial Hurdle has persuaded trainer Willie Mullins to throw Cilaos Emery into the mix for the two-mile championship at the Cheltenham Festival.

“The plan is to supplement, costing £22,500, Cilaos Emery for the Champion Hurdle,” said the Closutton handler.

Mullins is also considering Cheltenham for Penhill and Bachasson, after they finished second and third respectively in the Boyne Hurdle at Navan.

“Bachasson ran well and I’ll look for a nice race for him somewhere. He looked as though he could come on for the run and he could run in the Coral Cup,” he said.

“Penhill will run in the Stayers’ Hurdle next.”

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